First Day Game
October 5, 2003 - Final Score: Bears 24 - Raiders 21
A Panoramic View in Chicago, Illinois - The Rob Arra Collection
After losing badly to the Green Bay Packers on the stadium's opening night, and falling behind 18-3 in the first half of the first day game less than a week later, the karma at New Soldier Field was not feeling good. But early in the third quarter of the glorious first afternoon contest, the tides began to turn. When Alex Brown intercepted a Rich Gannon pass attempt deep inside Raiders territory, the comeback was on. And about an hour later, after a last-second Paul Edinger field goal ended the game, the comeback was complete, and the fans went home on a football high!
With this poster, you are transported back that beautiful fall afternoon in Chicago, when the new stadium started to feel a little bit more like home, and the team started to look a little bit more like the Bears of old. From photographer Rob Arra's Everlasting Images series, this spectacular panoramic poster features every detail of that day in perfect focus, and as you pan across the image you feel like you are actually there! From just moments before the comeback began, the image features early 3rd-quarter action, as Kordell Stewart looks to convert on 2nd-and-6 from the 41. You can see the action on the field, the entourages on the sidelines, the fans in the stands, the unique design of the new grandstands built on top of the old bowl, and the Chicago skyline peeking up above the North end bleachers. A bright, beautiful and historic piece for the wall of any football fan, this poster belongs in a nice frame and a prominent place on the wall of home or office!
Publisher: Everlasting Images Inc.
Size: 13½" x 39" Panorama
Condition: Brand-New. Printed on high quality photographic paper stock.
Price: $44.95 USD
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Item Number: EI144
"First Day Game" (New Soldier Field) - Everlasting Images